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Land's End: A Walk Through Provincetown (Crown Journeys)

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ISBN13: 9780609609071
ISBN10: 0609609076
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In this celebration of one of America?s oldest towns (incorporated in 1720), Michael Cunningham, author of the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize?winning The Hours, brings us Provincetown, one of the most idiosyncratic and extraordinary towns in the United States, perched on the sandy tip at the end of Cape Cod.

Provincetown, eccentric, physically remote, and heartbreakingly beautiful, has been amenable and intriguing to outsiders for as long as it has existed. "It is the only small town I know of where those who live unconventionally seem to outnumber those who live within the prescribed bounds of home and licensed marriage, respectable job, and biological children," says Cunningham. "It is one of the places in the world you can disappear into. It is the Morocco of North America, the New Orleans of the north."

He first came to the place more than twenty years ago, falling in love with the haunted beauty of its seascape and the rambunctious charm of its denizens. Although Provincetown is primarily known as a summer mecca of stunning beaches, quirky shops, and wild nightlife, as well as a popular destination for gay men and lesbians, it is also a place of deep and enduring history, artistic and otherwise. Few towns have attracted such an impressive array of artists and writers — from Tennessee Williams to Eugene O?Neill, Mark Rothko to Robert Motherwell — who, like Cunningham, were attracted to this finger of land because it was... different, nonjudgmental, the perfect place to escape to; to be rescued, healed, reborn, or simply to live in peace. As we follow Cunningham on his various excursions through Provincetown and its surrounding landscape, we are drawn into its history, its mysteries, its peculiarities — places you won?t read about in any conventional travel guide.

Review:

"A very personal view of Provincetown, but at the same time it manages to convey the peculiar, inscrutable intensity characterizing the love so many people have for the place." Publishers Weekly

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"Cunningham, whose prose has never been more gorgeously poetic, and whose fascination with the peculiarities of our species inspires tender and funny riffs on Provincetown's thriving gay and lesbian communities, presents an enchanting history and walking tour of his beloved home." Donna Seaman, Booklist

Synopsis:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" explores one of America's oldest towns--Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod. Known as a summer mecca of beautiful beaches and quirky stores, the town has attracted an impressive array of artists and writers. 1 map.

About the Author

Michael Cunningham is the author of Flesh and Blood, A Home at the End of the World, The Hours, and, most recently, Specimen Days. He lives and works in New York City.

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bw, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by bw)
As someone who has loved Provincetown, in all seasons of the year, for many years, I enjoyed accompanying Michael Cunningham on his stroll through Provincetown. His descriptions are personal enough to let his affection shine through and general enough that the book doesn't feel like an it's-about-me memoir. It's about Ptown, a tiny quirky place perched on a scrap of sand that has a big place in many many people's hearts. Reading "Lands End," I almost felt like I was there. I wish I were!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780609609071
Subtitle:
A Walk in Provincetown
Author:
Cunningham, Michael
Author:
Michael Cunningham, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning THE HOURS
Publisher:
Crown
Location:
New York
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
United States - New England - Massachusetts
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Provincetown
Subject:
Provincetown (Mass.) Description and travel.
Subject:
Walking - Massachusetts - Provincetown
Subject:
Americana-Massachusetts
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Crown Journeys series
Series Volume:
107-300
Publication Date:
20020806
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ONE MAP
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x.78 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Crown Publishers - English 9780609609071 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A very personal view of Provincetown, but at the same time it manages to convey the peculiar, inscrutable intensity characterizing the love so many people have for the place."
"Review" by , "Cunningham, whose prose has never been more gorgeously poetic, and whose fascination with the peculiarities of our species inspires tender and funny riffs on Provincetown's thriving gay and lesbian communities, presents an enchanting history and walking tour of his beloved home."
"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" explores one of America's oldest towns--Provincetown, on the tip of Cape Cod. Known as a summer mecca of beautiful beaches and quirky stores, the town has attracted an impressive array of artists and writers. 1 map.
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